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Polygon surpasses Solana by TVL

Polygon outranks solana

Days after Solana wallets experienced a multi-million dollar breach, Polygon edged past Solana to claim the fifth position in the DeFi space. According to the data released by DeFiLlama, Polygon currently has $2.18 billion in TVL (Total Value Locked). Solana is in sixth place with $1.66 billion set aside in DeFi TVL.

Polygon surpasses solana

Source: DeFiLlama

How did the DeFi power change hands?

Solana, as an ecosystem, has been blowing hot and cold over the past few months. Massive sell-off pressure and liquidations have taken a toll on Solana’s TVL since 31 July, reducing it by almost $600 million.

Solana started the month at $2.15 billion TVL, which dropped to $1.66 billion at the time of writing. To compare, Polygon has been accommodating new protocols like AAVE V3, thereby adding to its DeFi TVL significantly. DeFiLlama figures suggest that Polygon TVL went up by nearly 45.19% over the past 30 days, while Solana’s monthly TVL gain stands at 6.57%.

Which protocols are still holding strong for Solana?

As of now, Solana’s DeFi presence depends on 75 individual protocols. At publishing time, Lido (the liquid staking) protocol seems to be leading the charge with a 52.33% month-on-month hike in TVL. When it comes to sheer volumes, Solend leads the charge. However, most other protocol TVLs have been bleeding over the past month or so— something that explains Solana’s DeFi dive across August.

Why is Polygon soaring?

It’s not just about Solana’s dropping TVL. Specific Polygon protocols like Beefy, Uniswap, and Balancer have moved up by over 15% each, contributing to the blockchain’s DeFi ascent.


Source: DeFiLlama

For now, Polygon seems to have its eyes set on Avalanche (AVAX)— which is placed fourth in the DeFi TVL list with $2.21 billion locked. Considering Avalanche’s negative TVL growth (month-on-month), we can expect Polygon to overtake the former. FYI, Ethereum leads the DeFi TVL war with $38.7 billion locked across 532 protocols.


Is Polygon better than Solana?

The question of whether Polygon (formerly Matic) is better than Solana depends on various factors, including your specific use case, requirements, and preferences. Both Polygon and Solana are blockchain platforms designed to address scalability issues and offer high-throughput solutions, but they have different approaches and features.

How much of Solana DeFi total value is locked?

To get the most accurate and current information on Solana DeFi TVL, I recommend checking specialized cryptocurrency market data websites, DeFi analytics platforms, or official announcements from Solana or specific DeFi projects on the Solana blockchain. Some popular sources for DeFi data include websites like DeFi Pulse, DeBank, and others that provide real-time metrics and analytics for various DeFi protocols across different blockchain networks.

How fast is Polygon TPS?

Polygon aims to provide faster and more cost-effective transactions compared to the Ethereum mainnet. Some Polygon sidechains claim to achieve hundreds or even thousands of transactions per second, making it a scalable solution for decentralized applications (DApps).

What is the average block time in Solana?

Solana has a target block time of 400 milliseconds (0.4 seconds). Solana is known for its fast transaction processing and high throughput, and the short block time contributes to its ability to handle a large number of transactions per second.

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